国会休假期间,呼吁全美大罢工的呼声越来越高

政府无所作为,加上有可能在不安全的条件下被迫重新工作,导致越来越多的人呼吁在9月1日开始大罢工。

Coronavirus General Strike Feature Photo

To the dismay of many Americans, Congress and the Senate adjourned until September, meaning that any coronavirus relief package is still, at least, many weeks away. As a result, a growing number of Americans are calling for a general strike, the topic trending on social media this weekend. The Senate will not return until September 8, although

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为什么Rashida Tlaib支持美国对以色列的军事援助?

现在是时候看看Rashida Tlaib与领先的亲以色列组织之间令人不安的关系了。

Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat, is photographed outside the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich, Nov. 6, 2008. In the primary election Aug. 7, 2018, Democrats picked former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib to run unopposed for the congressional seat that former Rep. John Conyers held for more than 50 years. Tlaib will be the first Muslim woman in Congress. Al Goldis | AP

There has been much euphoria over the Michigan primary win on Tuesday that sets up Palestinian American Rashida Tlaib to become the first Muslim woman to enter Congress if, as widely expected, she wins the general election in November. “As the child of immigrants and an Arab, Tlaib is acutely aware of the issues that impact our community,” the

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在马蒂斯不赞同之后,国会正式阻止F-35向土耳其发货

甚至在国防部长吉姆马蒂斯敦促国会不要这样做之后,它终于发生了。

f35 shipments to turkey

It finally happened, even after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged Congress not to bar Turkey from purchasing the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter, arguing in a letter sent to lawmakers as they deliberated the move that such a drastic action would trigger an international "supply chain disruption" that would push costs for the

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为什么我们需要一个关心外交政策的大会

这需要时间,但国会采取行动越南。今天,只有极少数立法人员敢于谈论我们在阿富汗的长期参与情况,尽管国会收到大量的 – 而且往往令人震惊的 – 关于战争进展的季度报告。

President Ford addresses a joint session of Congress April 11, 1975, where he asked the lawmakers for nearly $1 billion in emergency military and economic aid for South Vietnam. Empty seats are visible in the House Chamber as the Chief Executive delivers his State of the World Speech. (AP Photo)

The U.S. Congress has power over two very important things: money and information. It can, in theory, and practice, end a war by refusing to fund it. It can — and has — compelled the leading architects of American foreign policy — CIA directors, national security advisors, secretaries of defense — to answer for their uses and abuses of executive

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Once Upon a Time, Congress Actually Fought Saudi Arms Deals

Most members of Congress accept that the U.S. will sell huge quantities of weapons to the rights-abusing state. It doesn’t have to be that way.

A man holds a cluster comb fragment after a Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen's capital, Monday, April 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

That should’ve happened so fast that Congress couldn’t step in. These were the words of Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen at February’s prestigious Munich Security Conference, in a panel discussion on whether President Obama should have used military force against the Syrian government in 2013. The senator’s comments succinctly capture the

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Disaster in Yemen Proves US Needs to Get a Handle on War-Making Powers

With the American public increasingly aghast at the situation in Yemen, and increasingly aware of US military complicity in what has happened, Yemen is the perfect situation for Congress, and by extension, the voters, to reassert control over overseas conflicts.

A protest against the US missile strike against Syria during a rally in New York on Friday, April 7, 2017. (AP/Andres Kudacki)

With the Yemen War fast approaching its third anniversary, Afghanistan well into its 17th year, Iraq and Syria seemingly permanent US wars, and escalations ongoing across Africa, the US has seemingly more wars than ever going on. President Trump has been giving the military increasing autonomy in those wars, and the feeling of loss of control is

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